Is this Apple's folding phone? Patent reveals concept iPhone that bends down the middle

Mail Online | 10/12/2018 | Annie Palmer For
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Apple seems to be joining the race to develop a folding phone.

The tech giant has filed a new patent showing off what appears to be a folding iPhone.

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In the patent, a device can be seen folding closed, similar to a flip phone, via a hinge in the middle.

When the device is folded, it becomes smaller and more portable.

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The screen can then be folded open to reveal a device with a screen that's slightly longer than normal.

Another diagram shows that the screen can be folded backwards so that it wraps around.

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In this form factor, the screen is shown in a triangle position, where presumably people seated on either side of the display could view the same content simultaneously.

As many pointed out, these designs are unlikely to be restricted to just an iPhone.

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They could also be applied to an iPad, MacBook or even an Apple Watch.

Beyond the sketches, the patent provides few details around how the device would actually work.

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The patent notes that such a device would use a flexible organic LED display....
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